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VOL. XXXII, No. 3
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, JAN. 23. 1921.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Man Who Paid Great
Tribute To Lee Born
In Sight of “Square.”
Shelby and Cleveland county peo
ple took more than usual interest of
a southern people in the unveiling ex
ercises of the head of the south’s im
mortal leader on Stone Mountain in
Georgia Saturday for to a former
Shelby boy fell the honor of delivering
the principal oration. Dr. Plato Dur
ham, whose vivid speech that day will
linger in the mind of the southland as
the realization of' its memorial dream
was born and reared within sight of
the Shelby court square and only a
stone’s throw across the street from
where in their youth lived the three
Dixon boys: Tom, Clarence and
ur. iiurnam, of the Emory univer
sity faculty, who is a brother of
Stonewall Durham, brilliant Gaston
county attorney and of Dr. Bob Dur
ham .president of a college for wo
men at Bristol, was a son of Plato
Durham, one of North Carolina's
noble leaders in the trying re-con
struction period. The two-story wood
en building in which the Durham boys
Were born stil stands in the heart of
Shelby’s business section and is now
used as a rooming house, while the
rambling green house across the
street where lived their three play
mates, the Dixon boys, stands desert
ed and untenanted. Fame first came
to the three Durham boys because of
theif athletic prowess while at Trin
ity college, the trio being stars on the
famous football team of that institu
tion in ’9-1.
Great Memorial Oration.
The opening paragraph of Dr. Dur
ham’s speech, which* was caried in full
by the Atlanta Journal and the lead-,
ing papers of the country on Sunday,
reveals the ability of the orator chos
en as the principal speaker in the
greatest tribute ever paid to Lee of
“Allow me to confess first of all to
the consciousness of a certain sort of
audacity in the attempt to speeak the
words that will give even measurably
the deeper meaning of so high a mo
ment. Brave are the finger that wo\jld
aspire to twist a wreath for the brow
of him upon whom long ago rested the
green laurel of history’s imortality.
I confess also to certain fears that
are in my heart. There is the fear
that the .emotions that fill our souls
today will overbear the sense of calm
assessment of values and spend them
selves in meaningless and fulsome
superlatives. There is also the fear
that some word may be spoken that
would bring sorrow to the heart of
America, our mighty mother, and
cause to bleed afresh those tragic
wounds which we would not reopen
but heal with tears of our devotion.”
oun» mi itnu uianu
While farther down the speaker
portrays the United States of today
in the fight, side by side, of the sons
of Lee and Grant in the World war:
"—On the 29th of September, 1918,
two American divisions faced the
Hindenburg line. Who were they ?
Pershing, in a great moment, had se
lected for that world rockintr and
final blow the 27th, the sons of Grant
and the 30th. the sons of Lee. History
was pale with fear as the grey dawn
of that zero hour approached. A
sound fills the world—it is the super
human swords of Grant and Lee
drawn from their scabards, while
across that field of death wait the
swords of Bismarck and Von Moltke.
In the east a light—a gun—the world
lifts and staggers! America has
struck. The archangel of war is flying
in the midst of Heaven. Liberty has
loosed the lightnings of her consum
ing wrath. When that dav’s sun was
set in the blasted ruins of that world
menacing line, had been set the
standard of our flag first by the sons
of Carolina and Lee.”
JUDGE WEBB HAS FEELING
FOR FEDERAL COURT JURORS
Raleigh News and Observer.
Jurors have a hard time and get
small compensation. In closing Feder
al court at Salisbury Judge Yate«
Webb said he hoped the day was not
far distant when Federal court jurors
would be paid $6 or $7 a day. “so
that they could stop at the best ho
tels, get their shoes shined and buy »
newspaper and a few cigars out of
the compensuion allowed them by the
Miss Kate Page the charming daugh
ter of Ex-Congressman Page of
Southern Pines is spending this week
with her friend Miss Elizabeth Webb.
Marion School Wins First Contest of
Its Kind Ever Staged by
The §he!by Schools.
The throe elementary schools of
Shelby held their first inter-school
track-meet on Friday afternoon under
the supervision of Coach Gurley, and
Marion school nosed out Central
school by a small margin of two points
Eac hschool was represented by three
runners from the fourth, fifth and
This is the first track meet ever
held in Shelby between the lower
grades and it-proved a success as the
youngsters entered the meet with bet
ter spirit than that sometimes shown
in the high school athletic contests
with other schools. It resulted in Ma
rion’s winning the meet with a score
of 33 points. Central school came next
with 31 points and LaFayette third
with 19 points.
The best race of the day was run
between Summie Surratt of the fifth
grade, Central school, and Haig Pos
ton of same grade representing the
Marion school. Two heats were neces
sary and Sarratt won the last race
run by an inch. The results were as
Fifth Grade—50 yard Dash.
Summie Suratt, Central___1st
Haig Poston, Marion _2nd
Alfred Wilson, LaFayette __3rd
100 Yard Dash
Howard Hoyle, Central ___let
Horace Turner, Marion__2nd
LaFayete, not represented_
120 Yard Dash.
G. B. Kendrick, Marion_ _1st
Dennis Frances, LaFayette __2nd
Henry Lee Weathers, Central _,._3rd
Fourth Grade. 50 Yard Dash.
Beauford Smith, LaFayette_1st
Field Young, Central___2nd
H. A. Logan, Marion „—-3rd
100 Yard Dash
Frank Wilson, Marion -__lst
Homer Whitworth, LaFayette _._2nd
Ward Arey, Central — 3rd
120 Yard Dash.
Harold McKinney, Marion .—,—1st
Roland Kirks, Central---2nd
Paul McKee. Lafayette _ --3rd
Third Grade. 50 Yard Dash.
Harlan Bridges, Central--1st
Snookie Webb, Marion ---2nd
C. J. Kaiser, LaFayette .-3rd
100 Yard Dash
James Reed. Marion__— —1st
Norman Taylor, Central __-2nd
Lafayette, not represented_
120 Yard Dash.
Fred Roberts, Marion_ _ —.1st
O. C. Conner, Central --—2nd
Paul McCoy, LaFayete —--3rd
EARL NEWS TELLS OF
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Special to The Star.
Earl, Jan. 23.—Mrs. Fitzhugh Wil
kins and little son of Charlotte have
been the guests of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. P. Francis.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Olive and fam
ily and Mrs. Martin Roberts and Miss
Mozelle Gardner motored to Kings
Mountain Sunday for the dnv
Mrs. Everett Allison of Gastonia
spent several days in the village last
Mr. Hubert Camp of Waco was the
guest Saturday and Sunday of Mr.
Miss Thelma Earl spent the week
end at home. She was accompanied by
her friend Miss Selma Mauney.
Messrs. John T. Borders and Aus
tell Bettis attended the Billy Sunday
meeting in Charlotte Friday.
Rev and Mrs. W. E. Lowe and little
son Willis of Blacksburg, S. C., were
the week end guests at the Bechtler
Miss Louise Bettis and Master
Lowery Bettis of Shelby visited their
grandfather Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Inez Whisnant of Polkville
spent Saturday night with her sister
Miss Kate Whisnant who is teaching
Mr. Lowery Austell of Boiling
Springs school was the week-end
guest of his parents. He was accom
panied by two of his friends.
Mrs. Sue Williams who has been at
the bedside of her mother Mrs. Lucy
Aydlotte returned to her home in
The mock wedding proved a great
success. $66.65 was taken in.
At Central Methodist Church.
Sunday school at 9:45.
Preaching at II a. m., and 7 p. m.
Good music at both services and a
most cordial invitation to all.
Mises Nell and Margaret Young
and Miss Robbie BiggerstafT of For
est Citq. are the attractive guests of
Mrs. J. S. Dorton. _
Master Pearly Shull, the four-year
old boy, who figured in the recent
trial and conviction of James Ashley,
charged with whipping the boy, was
Tuesday taken in charge by his fath
er, who is said to live in South Caro
lina. He was accompanied by an officer
from Burke county, this state, and
the child was said to have been found
at a Mr. .Hoyle’s on the O. M. Mull
lands where his mother now lives.
Mr. Shull was in Shelby and talk
ed with officers and others about
getting the boy and it is presumed
that he immediately after made the
trip to the farm five miles above town
to get the boy, who in court pointed
out Ashley as the man who whipped
him after opposing evidence had been
introduced. Shull and his wife parted
some tipie ago, it is said, two of the
children living with their father in
South Carolina while Pearly remained
with his mother in this county until
Tuesday. It will be remembered that
Ashley, who kept company with the
boy’s mother, was charged with se
verely whipping the boy while out
walking one Sunday in December and
in recorder’s court was sentenced to
one year on the roads, being moved
last week to the Henderson county
Loudy To Lecture
At Second Baptist
Rer. Adlai Loudy will be at the 2nd
Baptist church Wednesday night .Jan
uary 30 to (rive his lecture on Bible
history. In this lecture he will use a
large chart which is an original de
sign illustrating God's order of the
ages from eternity to eternity.. The
artistically painted on can
vas, si* feet wide and 18 feet long.
The color scheme is so designed as
to portray at a glance the different
•Res, good and evil, heavenly and
earthly, and the final consumation of
all things as set forth in the sacred
Those to whom the Bible has seem
ed a mystery and hard to understand,
after seeing Mr. Loudy’s chart and
hearing his expository lectures on it,
are enabled to read their Bible with
understanding and profit.. Minister
and Bible teachers pronounce it a
most wonderful work on the Bible. G.
Campbell Morgan speaks in the high
est terms of the Bible history -set
forth on the chart.
Rev. Loudy will sing several songs
in harmony with his lecture. He will
be asisted in the singing by his wife.
Dona Laudy. Mr. and Mrs. Loudy
live in Johnson City, Tenn. They have
been engaged in evangelistic work for
a number of years, visiting practically
all the states in the union, and are
considered among the best in the
Christian brotherhood. Mrs. Loudy
possesses a charming personality and
sweet mezzo-soprano voice, and has
sung hersetf into the hearts of thou
sands of people throughout the coun
You are always welcome at the 2nd
Baptist church. Come.
KEV. RUSH PADGETT.
EFFORT TO GET 500 IN
BAPTIST S. S. SUNDAY
An effort is being made to have 500
present at the First Baptist church
Sunday school Sunday morning. Last
Sunday there were 384 present and
when Supt. J. C. Newton took a hand
vote on those who would ask some
one else to come next Sunday, more
than enough hands went up to as
sure a 5(JQ attendance next Sunday
The First Baptist now has two fine
men’s classes, one taught by John P.
Mull and one by O. Max Gardner. Last
Sunday these two classes were run
ning nip and tuck, one having 51 pres
ent and the other 56, The slogan for
Sunday is “every church member in
Sunday school and every Sunday
school member in church.”
“STRANGERS OF THE NIGHT”
AT PRINCESS THEATER TODAY
“Captain Applejack” the great
stage success that had 12 month runs
in New York and London, has been
filmed and will be presented as
“Strangers o fthe Night” at the Prin
cess theater here today, Friday. On
the stage it kept the audience in par
oxysms of laughs and thrills, while on
the screen it is considered a rollick
ing melodramatic comedy of the Span
ish main and modern London.
Good Way to Look at It.
Possibly bobbed hair serves one
good purpose. It does not take a fel
low’s best girl as long to come down
to meet him as when her tresses had
to be groomed. Good in most anything
if we can find it.
Noted Evangelist Will
Preach At, 10 At First
From present indications one of the
largest crowds on record will park the
First Baptist church here next Mon
day morning at 10 o’clock to hear Rev
W. A. Sunday, noted evangelist, who
has definitely accepted an invitation
from Shelby ministers to preach here
ft that date. Many people in Shelby
and in the county have never heard
Mr. Sunday and will take this oppor
tunity to do so, while hundreds of oth
ers, who have heard him at Charlotte
and elsewhere, will welcome the op
portunity to do so again.
The Sunday school and church audi
toriums will be th;wn together to ac
commodate more people hut .bo*di
tionr. are expected to be weil-fillc.i be
fore the opening hour. In order to
give the children fo the public schools
an opportunity to attend th° services
the schools will he closed all of Mon
day morning, and it is likely that
;ome of the business houses will also
close up duringHhe service.
uay ai vifveia la.
Mr. Sunday accepted the invitnt'on
of Shelby ministers ‘through Rev. W.
A. Murray to p’-eacii here, but he and
his party of 14 wil |ipend the day at
the Cleveland Springs hotel ns the
guests of Man. VapStory, Charlotte
men directing the revival there sink
ing well for the report of the Pied
mont Carolinas. The Jiaity is expected
to arrive at the hotel shortly before
10 o’clo :k and procete I directly from
there • > the •:! urch. I1. <media'i y after
the sermon they will return to the
hotel for lunch at 1 9 c’ock. Mr. Sun
day and his p’tty will spend the aft
ernoon at golf' <tie Cleveland
Reception At 8:30.
Following dinner at 7 o’clock a pub
'ic reception will be given at 8:30 at
the hotel, at which time any one
wishing to meet the evangelist or his
party may do so The reception will
oe given for two purposes. First, ire
cause there are many people who wish
to meet Mr. Sunday personally, and
second, because there will he hun
dreds who will be unable to hear the
morning sermon and will not likely
have privilege of seeing him at any
ther time. The reception is an open
one and those ir. charge of the visit
here personally in'-bo all to corns.
Impresst'e Song Service.
In Mr. Su-’day -: party will be hi.3
corp.s of 'ingors and Wi-rkers. who hi s
in themsel'O", an attraction Mr. Jenk
ins, his leader, and the beloved Mrs.®
Ashley, touching singers in either
solos or duets will no doubt sing at the
service, and their singing at Charlotte
has brought praise from the press
and all who were in attendance.
NEW ICE PLANT ORGANIZED
TO RUN AT FOREST CITY
From The Courier
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Forest City Oil Mill Co., held
Jan 18, it was voted that the company
sell bonds to the extent of $25,000.00
for the purpso of putting in an ice
plant, to be run in connection with
their business. They expect to have
the plant ready for thia spring's busi
ness. Mr. B. B. Doggett is president
of the company. Forest City and the
county at large will welcome the ice
Bake Is Full, Boats On.
The lake created by the erection of
the Mountain Island dam of the Sou
thern Power company, is pow full of
water and the introduction of motor
boats has commenced. Also lots are
being sold on the banks of the lake to
people who desire to build cottages,
from which they may enjoy boating,
swimming, fishing, etc.
Six Cats Die With Mistress.
Beside the body of Mrs. Jennie
Lane, former school teacher, found
dead from asyphyxiation in her room
at Brooklyn Wednesday, were the bod
ies of six of her fifteen cat. Nine cats
made their way to the sidewalk for
air when the door was burst open by
High School Destroyed.
The hi&h school building at Old
Fort, 30 miles east of Asheville, w’as
entirely destroyed by fire Tuesday
night. The building accommodated 400
pupils who are now without school fa
cilities. The loss is estimated at $40,
000. The school, a two-story brick
structure, was built in 1914,
Many of New York's theatrical pro
ductions fail because they have no
Gun Kicks a Small Boy in the Face
and Physician Has to Take
Special to The Star.
GroVer, Jan., 22.—The weather in
Grover has been cold since Sunday
but is moderating sonic this after
Splendid congregations attended the
services at the Baptist church Sunday
at both services.
Mr. 0. F. Harry is making fine
headway toward putting electric
lights in the town. All of the stores
and many of the dwclings have al
ready been wired and the squad is
placing transformers, running lines
Mr. W. J. Moss returned Thursday
from a trip to Raleigh and Wake For
est. While in Raleigh Mr. Moss attend
ed the meeting of the Grand lodge of
Mr. Joseph Queen of Casar was vis
iting in Grover Sunday.
Mr. R. P. Roberts is able to be out
after being confined to his home for
everal davs by sickness.
Mr. Horace Burweil of Spindale
was visiting friends in Grover last
Mrs. Lola Mills of Atlanta, Ga., is
spending some time on a visit to her
parents Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ham
bright in Grover.
Miss Ruby Ellis spent the week end
at home from Limestone college.
* Mr. and Mrs. Walter Green moved
yesterday from Grover to Bessemer
City where they will make their
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Dickson of
Charlotte, visited relatives in Grover
'■’Little E. B. Herndon, jr., suffered
a very painful accident last Saturday
when a gun which he was handling
kicked him in the face. According to
reports a young man came into the
yard 3nd set a double barreled gun
down by the house. The boy picked
up the gun and suggested that he in
tended to shoot a pigeon, almost Im
mediately both barrels of the gun
discharged wrenching itself from his
hands and kicking him in the face. It
was neecssary to take two stitches
across his noce. He is reported to be
Miss Alda Wilson returned to her
home in Asheville last Friday after
a visit of several weeks to relatives
There will be services at the Pres
byterian church next Sunday m.orning
and night. Preaching by the pastor,
Rev. W. A. Murray.
Miss Ellen Beam, who makes her
home with her brother Mr. W. I.
Beam on the road between Grover and
Kings Mountain suffered a painful ac
cident last week when she fell and
fractured a rib. She is reported to be
getting along nicely.
We are sorry to note that Prof. B.
F. Bird is suffering with tonsilitis.
TO BE HELO HER
In adition to the regulard scheduled
“6oll-weevil Meetings” to be held in
the northeastern part of the state sev
eral others will be held in different
sections according to a recent announ
cement of the state extension service.
The meeting for this district, includ
ing this and surround counties, will be
held at the court house here at 10:30
Thursday, January 31.
Among the topics to be discussed
will be the best methods of raising cot
ton under boll weevil conditions and
methods of fertilizing under similar
conditions. Speakers present will be J.
N. Harper, of the soil improvement
committees of Atlanta, Ga., and Frank
lin Sherman of the state department
at Raleigh. The meeting should be at
tended by all cotton farmers in the
district as well as the county agents
for valuable information in combat
ting the pest will be given.
HIGHS LOSE SECOND SINCE
CAGE SEASON OPENED
Playing at Forest City Monday af
teroon the Shelby High quint dropped
their second game of the season to
the Forest City highs 51 to 23. Shelby
started the scoring but held the lead
for only a short period.
Moss, Forest City forward, ran up
a total of 24 points, or one more than
was made by the entire Shelby team.
His running mate, Padgett, found the
basket for 23 points.
Belwood Box Supper.
There will be a box supper and con
test .also cake walk at the Belwood
school 'house Saturday night January
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I DIES QF INJURY
Will-Known Miller Die* From In
jury—Leaves Wife and Seven
Mr. Robert F. Leonard, well known
miller, died Monday afternoon
about 4 o clock in the Shelby public
hospital where he had been under
I treatment for several days for an in
jury he received January 16th, while
in the employ of C. C. McMurry and
Company’s corn mill. Mr. Leonard fell
and in the fall, his intestines were
! punctured, this being the cause of hi*
! death. Mr. Leonard was 70 years, six
I months and 15 days old. He was born
■n Lincoln county, and married Miss
i Kmaline Stamey who survives with
the following: children: Mrs. Charles
Goodnight of Henry. Mrs. Algerius
Costner of Shelby, Messrs. Grover and
Clarence Leonard of Shelby, Pink of
Thrift; Roy with the Seaboard Air |
Line railroad, and Fred C., of New j
York. All the children were here for
the funeral which took place Wednes
day morning at 10:30 o’clock from the;
Leonard home on N. Washington St., I
Rev. A. L. Stanford, pastor of .the;
Central Methodist church conducting
'lie services amid a crowd of sorrow
ing friends. Menifrom the Methodist
church Bible class of which he was a
'jciuuvn aueu as jmiiDearers. Mr.
Leonard was a member of the Luther- J
an church until he moved with his '
family to Shelby from Henry 22
'ears afro, coming to run the old
Shelby roller mill owned by A. S.
Hnrd and A. P. Weathers near the site
of the present Eairle Roller mill.
Mr. Leonard was a fine type of cit
izen. He was quiet in his manner, but
an earnest, consecrated man with the
highest ideals and ambitions for his|
family. He was a hiirhlv competent
miller and honest in all his dealings.
His death is a great loss and one of
peculiar sorrow because his faithful
companion has been critcally ill for
three years and on November 6th last
his son-in-law Charlie Goodnight was
killed in an automobile accident on the
Shelby-Fallston road, news of which
tragedy has been witheld from Mrs.
Leonard because of her serious condi
Lutheran Church Notice.
Lutheran Church of the Ascension,
South LaFayette school building Sun
day school at 10 o’clock.
Morning worship at 11 o’clock, sub
Evening worship at 7 o’clock, sub
ject, “The Crusaders."
Special. At 6 o’clock on Sunday ev
ening, and every second and fourth
Sunday evenings thereafter, until
further announcement, a class for re
ligious instruction will meet in this
school building. It is especially desired
that all who are not now united with
the church of Christ, come out and
take part in the explanation of the
Christian religion, ljy so doing, you
do not commit yourself to church
membership; but you do have the
privilege of receiving instruction and
learning about Jesus and His plan of
Salvation. Then you are free to de
cide whether or not you want Him for
your Lord and Savior. It is only fair
to yourself and to Christ that you
■vake this investigation. Don’t forget
the tiipe and place. The pastor, Rev.
N. D. Yount, will be in charge and
extends an urgent invitation to all
who can, to be present.
At The First Baptist Church.
The pastor, Dr. Lemons, will occupyI
! the pulpit at the morning hour and j
will preach on the subject “Not a ■
Hoof Shall be Left.” This is an inter
esting topic taken from the life of!
Moses as he pleads for permission to
take his people out of Israel. At the,
evening service J. C. Newton and Jno. j
P. Mull will report on the great con-1
vention of organized classes of the j
great convention of organized classes
of the Southern Baptist convention
recently held in Atlanta. •
Sunday school at 10 a. m., and an
interesting lesson on the life of Moses.
New classes have been created and a
place for all. We are expecting 500.
You are invited to be one of this num
ber. Good music at all the service*.
Strangers and visitors welcome.
AWARDED VERDICT OF $15,«00.
IN PERSONAL INJURY SUIT
E. R. W. Whisnant of Gastonia was
awarded a verdict of $15,000 in Su
perior court before Judge C. C. Lyon.
The verdict was the result of a suit
brought by Whisnant for '$25,000
against J. Raleigh Armstrong, cotton
mill operator, for injuries he sustain
ed when Armstrong is Add to have
driven into Whisnarit while driving a
car. Whisnant was on a motorcycle.
AUTOLINE OIL IS RECOM
mended by Ford. It takes the chatter
ing out in 15 minutea. For sale at
Kings Filling Station. 2-25c
BRUCE CGTTOU MILL
County Ginned l4;T »
Bales of Cotton. Tr
Ruthcrfordton, Jan. 24.—The Grace
cotton mill of this place change'*
hands last week. K. S. Tanner, T.
Oates n:id W. A. Harrill bough'
entire interest of J. H. Mayse n
C. Triplett, of Charotte, and B
Dobbins, Gastonia. The mill now b
longs to the Tanner chain of mills.
The directors met last week and
elected K. S. Tanner president and
treasurer; W. A. Harrill, secretary,
with A. W. Young:, superintendent,
and R. R. Black, assistant secretary
treasurer. The letter two men hold
same position with the Clegrhorn mills.
The annual stockholders’ meeting of
’he Grace mill will be held here Feb
uary 14, at 1 p. m. The mill was or
ganized in 1919 and began operation
in 1920. It manufactures combed
yarns and has 6,020 spindles at pres
ent. Mr. W. A. Harril organized the
mill and solicited most of the stock.
He was assisted by Mr. B. J. Dobbins,
now of Rex Spinning company, Gas
Mrs. Matt McBrayer, Sr., wife of
Matt McBrayer, fell on the back icy
;teps rt noon Tuesday at her home
here and received painful injuries.
She is seriously ill Physicians fear
bones were broken.
Rutherford county ginned 14..505
bales of cotton in 1923 as compared
to 13,095 in 1922. This was a train of
• The Ruthefordton Parent-Teacher
association put on a drive last Fri
day afternoon for funds to improve
the playgrounds, purchase play ap
paratus, purchase a new piano and
mrke other improvements. From $1.
000 to $1,200 was asked for. Twelve
uen made the drive. To date about
$600 has been paid in and pledged.
There is much interest in the school
>ond election which will be held Sat*
irday to decide whether Spindale,
3uth and Rutherfordton will build a
arge $200,000 consolidated high
A number of leading farmers of
the Union mills section have organ
ized a Truck Growers’ association.
They plan to plant about 20 acres in
-omatoes and several in beans and
other truck crops.
Dr. M. H. Biggs, of the Ruther
ford hospital medical force, is on a
business trip to California at present.
J. C. Plonk, of Hickory, donator of
he $100,000 worth of radium to the
Rutherford hospital, spent last Thurs
day here with Dr. Henry Norris.
W. A. Harrill made a business trip
o Franklin last week and discussed
the advisability of organizing a tex
tile mill fo^that good section.
DIES IT CLUB HILL
Special to The Star.
In the death of Mrs. Miles Crowder,
fhe Clover Hill community and her
host of warm friends have lost one of
'he finest types of a good Christian
woman and her loss will be felt by all
who came in contact with her sweet,
sunny nature and winning personality.
Mrs. Crowder had been ill for some
time and had suffered several months
which for the last few weeks had been
worse than usual.
Last Thursday evening at 5 o’clock
the Death Angel came and took her
away, where she will suffer no moire,
but join her host of friends, whom she
well knew in the bygone days. Fri
day evening at 3 o'clock the funeral
services were held at Clover Hill
Methodist church by Rev. E. M. Ev
ett and Rev. J. F. Weathers, of Casar.
She was 75 years of age. She leaves
to mourn her death a companion and
two brothers, Joe and Andy Turner.
She early gave her heart to Christ
and was an earnest Christian .until
death. Also she was a devoted wife
and a true and sympathetic friend and
neighbor to all who knew her. All
was done that loving hands Could do
for her but God in his love and wis
dom saw fit to call her home.
Attention Royal Arch Masons.
Lafayette Chapter No. 72, Royal
Arch Masons will meet in call com
munication Tuesday January 29th at
730 p. m. for the purpose of confer-'
ring the Royal Arch degree. AU mem
bers are expected to attend. Visiting
brethren are cordially invited to at
tend. Light refreshments will be aerv